Earth Hour 2012: Lights Off March 31

This blog has been actively writing about Earth Hour since 2008. Yes, it's hard to believe, but for four years straight we've been selling Earth Hour online and offline. It's kind of a tradition here. And two days from now, Earth Hour 2012 would happen. Earth Hour 2012 will take place on March 31, 2012 from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m., at the participating country's local time.

What is Earth Hour about anyway? Simply put, Earth Hour is about you turning your lights off for an hour, at least the non-essential lights. But looking at the bigger picture, Earth Hour is about raising awareness on environmental issues like climate change, environmental pollution and destruction, and environmental conservation.

Highlights of Earth Hour 2012

  • Earth Hour now includes Space! The global switched off now widely observed through out the world, but this year the International Space Station will also join in the Earth Hour, thanks to the Earth Hour Astronaut-Ambassador Andre Kuipers for the initiative to join and also he will stand visil over us here in Earth and he will document everything in photos and live commentary.
  • Philippine Earth Hour switched off ceremonies will happen in three city here in the Philippines, - in Makati City, Cebu City and Davao City, other towns and cities will also join and this will be a sync switched off of electricity for one hour. Makati City will have their own switched off event at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, event will start at 6:30pm.
  • Earth Hour co-founder Andy Ridely will be here in the country to join the switched off ceremony, he will be in MAkati City to lead the grand switched off globally. Our local WWF ambassadors will be there also, Rovilson Fernandez will be the host for Makati, Marc Nelson will be the host for Cebu.
  • Caracol dancers, glow in the dark dancers Bailes de Luces, El Gamma Penumbra, Bridaga are one of the top performers for Makati. In Cebu City Plaza Independencia performers will be our Sinulog dancers, and then in SM City Davao our performers will be black light and fire dancers. Thanks to participating group that help these events be possible - Ayala Land, Makati City Government, Aboitiz Group, Cebu City Govt., SM Supermalls, Green Alliance and Davao City Govt.
  • “We’re extremely excited for this year’s switch-off ceremonies. Though the Visayas and Mindanao have always observed their own unique switch-off ceremonies, WWF has traditionally celebrated Earth Hour from Manila. To commemorate our country’s fifth Earth Hour, we thought it high time for WWF to observe the movement across the archipelago - which has always been what we’ve aimed for.” - Earth Hour Philippines National Director Atty. Gia Ibay

Last year, a lot of people participated in Earth Hour. If you were a participant during the previous Earth Hours, good. But if you're new to it, I urge you to participate. This is your chance to be a part of something big, something you can proudly brag about, somewhere you can really feel connected.

Again, Earth Hour 2012 will take place on March 31, 2012 from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m., at the participating country's local time. Let's turn off our lights together.

'Till my next installment.

[Via Azrael's Merryland]

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